Skip to main content
COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1719

James Elliot Cabot letters from various correspondents

Letters to the American biographer James Elliot Cabot.


  • 1843-1902

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Includes letters to Stephen Cabot and his military records as an officer during the Civil War. Letters to James Cabot concern his work an relationship with Emerson, as well as personal letters from Louis Agassiz, Fanny Kimble, and others.

Biographical / Historical

James Elliot Cabot was a long-time friend and biographer of Ralph Waldo Emerson.


Arranged alphabetically by author

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

62M-342. Gift of The estate of James Elliot Cabot; received: 1942 May.
Cabot, James Elliot, 1821-1903, recipient. James Elliot Cabot letters from various correspondents, 1843-1902: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge MA 02138 USA
(617) 495-2440